Precautionary allergen labelling: perspectives from key stakeholder groups

@article{DunnGalvin2015PrecautionaryAL,
  title={Precautionary allergen labelling: perspectives from key stakeholder groups},
  author={Audrey DunnGalvin and Chun-Han Chan and Rene W.R. Crevel and Kate E. C. Grimshaw and Roland Ernest Poms and Sabine Schnadt and S. L. Taylor and Paul J. Turner and Katrina J. Allen and Moira Austin and Athanasia Baka and Joseph L. Baumert and Sabine Baumgartner and Kirsten Beyer and Luca Bucchini and Montserrat Fern{\'a}ndez-Rivas and Kirsten Grinter and Geert F. Houben and Jonathan O'B. Hourihane and Fiona Kenna and Astrid G. Kruizinga and Gideon Lack and Charlotte Bernhard Madsen and E. N. Clare Mills and N. G. Papadopoulos and Anton J. Alldrick and Lynne Regent and Robin Sherlock and Jean Michel Wal and Graham C Roberts},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2015},
  volume={70},
  pages={1039 - 1051}
}
Precautionary allergen labelling (PAL) was introduced by the food industry to help manage and communicate the possibility of reaction from the unintended presence of allergens in foods. However, in its current form, PAL is counterproductive for consumers with food allergies. This review aims to summarize the perspectives of all the key stakeholders (including clinicians, patients, food industry and regulators), with the aim of defining common health protection and risk minimization goals. The… 
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